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Almost Under Foot!

Almost Under Foot!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2046 W: 608 N: 5483] (22131)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 11:59
Viewed: 2260
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

My husband and I were walking along a path at an RSPB reserve in Lincolnshire, when we saw the flicker of orange on the floor.

To our surprise, a beautiful dragonfly was taking a rest, and nearly ended under our feet!

I moved slowly towards the ground and was able to get a shot before it rose into the air, like a minature jump jet.

I'm pretty sure that its a dragonfly rather than a darter, because its wings were outstretched, but would be grateful for some further identification, perhaps from one of our bug specialists.

Many thanks for stopping by, Bev :-)

Shot in RAW.
Converted with PSE6.

pp cropped, sharpened with high pass, added duplicate layer, added border, erased part border to expose wing tip, selected b/g desaturated a little to emphasise dragonfly, signed

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To Jonela: Almost Under Foot!Royaldevon 1 04-18 14:39
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Hi, Beverley. Great capture of this dragonfly with sharpness, and creative framing against a difficult background. Composition and exposure bring out the transparencies of the wings which are so unique to this insect. Good PP work.Cheers.

Din nou o imagine SUPERBA!!
Pietricelele de sub libelula dau foarte bine in imagine!!
Imi place!
Numai bine

Hi Beverly,
Nice close-up of this dragonfly with nice framed,
picture sharp and clear with an excellent POV.
Nice PPwork and details.

hi Bev like this a lot grt details it is realy good how you have the wing out of the frame nice one
tfs regards bryan

Hi bev,

An excellent shot I am green with envy as I have never been successful in trying to capture them. Lovely colour and very sharp details tfs.


  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-04-18 19:33]

Nice shot Bev. Amazing detail. Good color and contrast. Good capture. TFS, Lori

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-04-18 22:07]


quelle finesse cette libellule, superbe le rendu sur son corps, les ailes avec ce dessin le fond gris fait très bien ressortir le tout, splendide compo.

bravo et maitié


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